Corruption Worsens Impact of Disasters

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario on Friday recognized that some of the country’s social and economic infrastructures do not resist natural disasters because the contractors who won the building contracts did so throug…

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario on Friday recognized that some of the country's social and economic infrastructures do not resist natural disasters because the contractors who won the building contracts did so through schemes of corruption.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Sugar Price to Drop

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -There is good news for Uganda’s sugar consumers in the coming months owed to the projected sugar in production volumes amidst increase in imports.

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -There is good news for Uganda's sugar consumers in the coming months owed to the projected sugar in production volumes amidst increase in imports.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Uganda Calls for Improved Child Protection At International Summit

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The Uganda Government has called on international partners to aggressively implement strategies that safeguard children against violence so as to enable the young generation achieve their full potential.

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The Uganda Government has called on international partners to aggressively implement strategies that safeguard children against violence so as to enable the young generation achieve their full potential.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Wusakile Teachers Ask ACC To Investigate Auction Of School Football Pitch

Some Teachers at Wusakile Secondary School have appealed to law enforcement agencies to quickly move in and investigate the alleged sale of the school ground to a private investor for the construction of a mall. The teachers who feel that … Continued

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Some Teachers at Wusakile Secondary School have appealed to law enforcement agencies to quickly move in and investigate the alleged sale of the school ground to a private investor for the construction of a mall. The teachers who feel that the purported deal is close to being concluded are of the view that selling the school ground will block the school from further expansion as per plan in the near future. They said despite the District Education Board Secretary (DEBS) being against the sale of the piece of land, some influential people in government are still pushing to ensure that the land is sold and allow the construction of a mall. “For now I think we need our enforcers like Police and Anti Corruption to quickly come otherwise it will be too late, the local authority is not helping matters we are told they want to halt the construction of a school fence embarked on by the school management and the PTA. So we don’t know what is going to happen, otherwise this decision is bad and not good for development,” some teachers who spoke on condition of anonymity said. Meanwhile, The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has refuted allegations that the Association has consented to the sale of Wusakile Secondary School ground and the demolition of the school hall. PTA chairperson Bishop Charles Matongo clarified that the association has not allowed the sale of the school ground to a named investor for the construction of a shopping mall because the construction of a mall near the school premises will compromise the learning standards at the school. Area Member of Parliament Pavyuma Kalobo has distanced himself from commenting on the matter. The post Wusakile Teachers Ask ACC To Investigate Auction Of School Football Pitch appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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The Challenge of State Legitimacy

[Independent (Kampala)] The German sociologist, Max Weber, argued that if the state is to exist, the dominated must obey the authority claimed by the powers that be. Then he posed an important question: when and why do men obey? He identified three mai…

[Independent (Kampala)] The German sociologist, Max Weber, argued that if the state is to exist, the dominated must obey the authority claimed by the powers that be. Then he posed an important question: when and why do men obey? He identified three main types of legitimate authority: the first that is derived from the personal charisma of a ruler, the second derived from tradition, and the third derived from a set of widely accepted laws and rules that determine who should govern and how.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

After the Mengo Hospital Deaths

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -As early as 9am on Feb.09, people had started gathering at Centenary Park. It was yet another ‘free medical camp’. Organized by the Mulago hospital based College of Health Sciences, people would at this camp get free ch…

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -As early as 9am on Feb.09, people had started gathering at Centenary Park. It was yet another 'free medical camp'. Organized by the Mulago hospital based College of Health Sciences, people would at this camp get free checkups for cervical cancer, breast cancer, hypertension and dental care among others. Organisers of the camp were just starting to hang the banners and set up tables but people were already queuing. I sensed it could get crowded.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

DFCU Becomes the 8th Bank Cleared to Sell Insurance

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -DFCU bank has become the 8th bank to receive a certificate from the insurance regulator, Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA-U) to start selling insurance products at its 67 branches countrywide. This is backed by the F…

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -DFCU bank has become the 8th bank to receive a certificate from the insurance regulator, Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA-U) to start selling insurance products at its 67 branches countrywide. This is backed by the Financial Institutions Amendment Act 2016.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda